MGS Messenger Cold Weather Dress Code

OCTOBER
2014
M ETAMORA GRADE S C H OO L
MGS Messenger
In This Issue
Cold Weather Dress Code
With the cooler weather upon us, our students will need
to dress fittingly for this type of weather. Starting on
Monday, October 20, 2014, the fir st day of the 2nd
grading period, shorts can no longer be worn. As stated
in our handbook, we have designated times of the school
year for shorts. Handbook Policy states, if for some reason the new quarter begins and it is extremely hot an administrator can change the directive concerning shorts.
Superintendent’s
Segment
2
Principal’s
Perspectives
3-4
Dean’s Dispatch
4
School
Information
5
PTO
6
School News
7-11
Activity
Calendar
11
Menu
12-13
Community News
14-15
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Superintendent’s Segment
P age 2
Late September brings the official start of fall, and the month of October brings the end of the 1 st NineWeeks grading period. Once again, the school year is moving quickly. This is also the time of year that I
begin to prepare for the problems that winter weather can bring. As we head into winter and the potential
for closing school due to bad weather, the all-call system will again be used as the first notification. For
our new families to Metamora Grade School, the all-call system allows me to make one phone call that
will reach all of our families. I will continue to contact TV and radio stations to make the announcement
as well. I do ask that on days when the weather is questionable, and school may be cancelled, that you
Marty Payne
check with the local news before calling the school. Asking if school will be closed due to bad weather is
Superintendent
an excellent question, but there are a number of calls that need to be made when school is cancelled. In
addition to the use of the all-call system, TV and several radio stations need to be called as well. We need
to have our phone lines available on bad winter mornings.
Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
The nature of a school district budget is complex. As with any budget, we operate with revenue and expenditures. As
we break it down a little further, there are nine fund accounts within the budget that allow us to operate on different aspects of the school district. The following is an example:
Fund 10 – Education Fund
Fund 20 – Operations and Maintenance
Fund 40 – Transportation
Fund 10, Education, is the largest fund and is used primarily for personnel compensation and benefits, as well as the materials used in the classroom for instructional purposes
Fund 20, Operations and Maintenance, is used for the needs of our custodial and maintenance department, including
cleaning supplies, repairs to equipment (desks to boilers), and paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags,
etc.)
Fund 40, Transportation, is used for all aspects of our buses.
School districts with a school website are required to post the current fiscal year, approved budget on the website. Ours
is posted as well. As can be seen, our Education fund is in deficit spending. Over the past four years, the State has cut
our General State Aid by more than $400,000. Unfortunately, the cost to do business has not decreased, but has continued to grow. While we’re more fortunate than other school districts in that they are experiencing even stronger deficits,
we also recognize that our responsibility is to both provide the greatest education that we can for kids, but also to be fiscally responsible to our taxpayers.
School Board Elections
The next School Board election will be part of the April 7, 2015 election. Metamora Grade School has three seats that
will come due and be placed on the ballot for election. State laws have changed since the last election, in that the County
Clerk, our Election Official, now has the complete responsibility for all aspects of the election. In prior years, school
board election materials were handled through the school district. With the change in law, school districts no longer facilitate election materials. I have added elections information to the district website. If you have questions regarding the
election process, phone calls need to be directed to the Woodford County Clerk’s Office. Their phone number is 309467-3312.
School District Rankings
I’m sure that many have read that the Germantown-Hills School District has been ranked among the top 50 school districts in Illinois. I have offered my most sincere congratulations to them, and I’m sure that we all share in the celebration
with our friends and neighbors in Germantown-Hills.
Knowing that Metamora Grade School is a strong district as well, I quickly researched how we ranked among other districts in the state. The state rankings come from “School Digger” and include a total of 774 school districts. Metamora
Grade School is ranked at number 74, placing us in the top 10% in the state! This too is an amazing accomplishment,
and I thank all of those who make up our district. I closed my September, “Superintendent’s Segment” with a note to be
sure to thank a teacher. I’m closing this month’s article with the same request. While there are so many that make up the
MGS family (certified and non-certified staff, members of the Board of Education and administration, parents and community members, and clearly the most important people in the school district – kids!), the strength of education happens
every day in the classroom. So again, please take time to thank a teacher!
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Mrs. Costello
K-8 Principal
Principal’s Perspective
P age 3
Jr. High Conferences:
Please be watching for information to come home through emails regarding Parent/Teacher
conferences which will be held on October 30th (12pm to 7:30pm) and October 31st (8:00am to
1:00pm). Sign-ups will be starting for the conferences very soon. Our goal is always to make
conferences as helpful as possible. There will be 3 ways to sign up for Junior High conferences
to help meet everyone’s needs:
1. The majority of time slots will be available for parents to meet with a team of teachers.
2. We will also have a few time slots for parents to meet with a teacher one on one.
3. We will provide time for parents to stop by without a scheduled appointment (on a first-come, first-served
basis. In addition, we encourage parents to try to use this time to visit with their child's teacher, but if the
teacher is unavailable to meet, we encourage you to contact that particular teacher through email or phone to
set up an individual conference.
K-5 Parent Teacher Conference:
Parent Teacher Conferences at the kindergarten through fifth grade level sign-up began at Back-to School
Night/Orientation Night in August. Email the homeroom teacher if you need to set up a parent teacher conference for your child on October 30th (12pm to 7:30pm) and October 31st (8:00am to 1:00pm).
Grades 5th – 8th Grade Parents:
Please remember that we will not send home a paper copy of your child’s mid-term grades during each
quarter. We have designated a time frame for you to look at mid-terms by checking your child's Skyward
Gradebook. If you do not have access to Skyward, please ask the office for a paper midterm and they will be
happy to assist you.
Tree Reminder: MGS staff just planted a beautiful sugar maple in fr ont of our school and it will gr ow
to a wonderful shade tree; however, at this time it is a young tree and students should not be climbing on it
or hanging on its branches. Thanks for your cooperation.
Please note: On the web site you can find Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- English Language
Arts and Math. This information provides guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and
how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide three
-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and
career ready upon their graduation from high school.
Strategies for Success: Common Core Math Standards (Helpful Hints)
1. Students: Spend more time on fewer, but important concepts
Parents: Ask your child’s teacher which concepts are high priority, and spend time on them
2. Students: Build on your skills year after year
Parents: Know what your child is struggling with and advocate for support on those gap skills
3. Students: Develop speed and accuracy
Parents: Know what facts your child should have memorized, and work on memorization with them
4. Students: Apply your math skills in everyday situations
Parents: Brush up on the math your child needs to learn so you can help
5. Students: Use math in the real world
Parents: Engage your child in solving everyday math problems
6. Students: Think fast and solve problems
Parents: Practice the skills in which your child is weakest
Dean’s Dispatch
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P age 4
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. MGS is going
to “Join the Movement! The End of Bullying Begins with Me.”
Mr. Damery
Dean of
Back in 2006, PACER’s National Center for Bullying Prevention started a campaign
against bullying to help unite communities nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention. To find out more about this program you can go to http://www.pacer.org/
bullying/nbpm/
The MGS student council is working to put together some activities and contests throughout the
month of October to show our support.
Quote Contest – Winner gets their quote put on the announcements.
Drawing Contest
Take a compliment poster.
3 Day Spirit Week: October 27, 28, and 29th. Look for a note home about what the theme for each
day will be.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN:
UNITY DAY – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND!
“Make it ORANGE and make it end! Unite against bullying!”
Wear ORANGE to show your support!
Redbird coupon store
Many Thanks: Thanks to the following individuals for donating to the Redbird
Store or for school supplies: Mrs. and Mrs. Barry Logan and Family, Mr. and
Mrs. William Osborn and Family, Mrs. Heather King, Mrs. Becky Rhodes, Mrs.
Diane Grebner, Mrs. Kathy Steele, Ms. Wendy Vogel, Mr. and Mrs. Darryl
Bachman and Family, Irina Sherwood, Mrs. Debbie Rauh, Mr. and Mrs. John
Armstrong and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Lance Lehm and Family, Mr. and Mrs.
Matthew Lehn and Family, Mrs. and Mrs. Steven Tyler and Family and Mr. and
Mrs. Aaron Zobrist and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Short and Family, Mrs.
Marlene Boeker and Family, Kathy Karson and Family. A special thanks to Carly Tucker and Tessa Schwarzentraub for babysitting at the September PTO
meeting.
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SCHOOL INFORMATION
P age 5
REMEMBER…..
If your child is absent or going to be late to school PLEASE call the office.
Junior High student call 367-2377.
Kindergarten - 5th grade call 367-2361
Reminder Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th graders are required to have a dental examination. Make sure
that you have scheduled your appointment.
Just a reminder to all parents that by law, a courthouse copy of each child's birth certificate must
be on file at the school. Letters have been sent to all parents who need to provide birth certificates. If you received a letter, please provide the school with a copy of the birth certificate as
soon as possible.
5th-8th Grade MGS Website Information—http://mgs.metamora.k12.il.us/
 For all 5th-8th grade parents using Skyward...if you have lost your access information, please email
[email protected] to let him know. He will send you further information regarding access.
 There is a new Junior High homework page. You can access that using our school website under JH Home-
work. Hopefully, this page is a little more streamlined and you know what work will be coming home to complete.
 Our Daily Announcements can also be found on our school website.
 8th Grade Activities for graduation, class trip, and MTHS registration information has a new website as well.
All the information you need can be found at that website. It will be updated as new information becomes
available.
Check us out on the web!
ATTN: ALL PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN GRADES 6th - 8th
Immunization:
Beginning with school year 2011-12 the Illinois Department of Public Health mandates that any child entering
sixth grade shall show proof (see Section 665.250(b) of receiving one dose of Tdap (defined as tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) vaccine regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT or Td dose. The HPV
immunization is highly recommended at this time, also, but is not required.
Students entering grades 6th through 12th who have not already received Tdap are required to receive 1 Tdap
dose regardless of the interval since the last DTaP, DT or Td dose.
School Physicals and Immunizations
The Illinois Department of Public Health mandates that all students entering sixth grade must have proof of a
physical done after August 18, 2013, on file in the school office. Students moving from another state must
also provide a physical and eye exam after August 18, 2013. Please remember to fill out and sign the health
history portion of the physical or it will be returned to you. All fifth grade students must have proof of the
Hepatitis B immunization series on file in the school office. Due to the fact that this is a 3 series immunization, it is imperative that you start these immediately. Immunizations may be obtained at the health department in Eureka on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 and 1:00-3:30 p.m. If your child had the Hepatitis
series as a baby, it is not necessary to have it repeated.
All 2014-2015 incoming kindergarten students must have a physical and vision exam that was done after August 19, 2013. It is imperative that we have these on file in the school office by October 15, 2014, or your
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PTO NOTES
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SCHOOL NEWS
P age 7
NETS FOR VETS A HUGE SUCCESS
Students from Metamora Grade School have set the bar high for
other schools when it comes to fundraising for local veterans.
During the week leading up to September 11th, students at MGS took part in
finding sponsors to support them in raising money for an upcoming Greater
Peoria Area Honor Flight. Students then took part in shooting baskets with
active and veteran members of our armed forces. We had over 200 students
participate in the fundraising efforts, bringing in over $8,400!
Congratulations to Mrs. Southerland's class for bringing in the most donations and winning a class pizza party. Seventh grader Adam Glaub raised the
most individually bringing in $560.
Thank you to all of the students and families that joined together for a wonderful cause.
2014-2015 School Directories
Cost: $3.00 each
Please purchase one in the office. Profits go directly for School Equipment
SCHOOL NEWS
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P age 8
Booster Club-All parents of Band and Chorus students are invited to become involved with the Music Boosters through their volunteer efforts. The major fundraiser of the year is the Fruit and Cheesecake Sale. All music students will be canvassing the Metamora area selling fruit. We have had excellent results with our
sales through the years and hope that our customers will continue to support our
sale. All proceeds from fundraising go to support the outstanding Band and Chorus
Ms. Dawn Trotter
Programs here at Metamora Grade School. We will need a lot of help getting ready
Band Director
for this year’s fruit sale. I know we are all busy, but try to make room in your
schedule. If you are interested in helping out please email me at [email protected] Thank you for your support!
Fruit and Cheesecake Sale-Our annual fruit sale has kicked off. This fruit sale seems to be our biggest moneymaker. This is a fundraiser which will be a huge benefit for the music program. Every
student will benefit in some way. The money raised will go for new equipment. It is this reason that
we will need all the support we can get. I can not thank those who are helping out enough. Lisa
Sherwood is heading up all of this. If you have any questions you can call Lisa at 383-2177.
Fundraiser Money-All money and orders can be turned in the morning of October 24 to Ms. Trotter
or Mrs. Markle.
Homecoming--Homecoming was a huge success!! I could not have been more proud of the kids! I
have heard nothing but compliments! Please commend your students. They deserve it!
IMEA Auditions-We have several students auditioning for IMEA this year. Kayla Ernenputsch,
Alex Blackburn, Steven Blunier, Morgan Tipton and Noah Berkshier will be auditioning Monday,
October 13th in Bloomington. Please wish them luck!
Metamora Grade School Music Boosters Fruit Sale!!
Order Some Fruit For A Good Cause. And Cheesecakes Too!!!!
NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 24th!!
TWO WAYS TO ORDER: Online: http://freshfruitorder.org/mgsmusicboosters
Or
Call: Metamora Jr. High Office 309-367-2377
FRUIT WILL BE DELIVERED BEFORE THANKSGIVING
October 11
MTHS Invitational
December 11 Jr. High Christmas Concert
October 13
IMEA Auditions
December 18 Pep Band at Boys Basketball Game
October 23
Pep Band at Girls Basketball Game
January 8
Pep Band at Boys Basketball Game
October 24
Fruit & Cheesecake Order Turn In
January 15
Pep Band at Boys Basketball Game
October 28
Pep Band at Girls Basketball Game
January 22
Pep Band at Boys Basketball Game
November 17 Pep Band at Girls Basketball Game
February 19
4th/5th Grade Winter Concert
November 20 Fruit & Cheesecake Order Pick Up
April 30
Jr. High Band Spring Concert
November 22 IMEA Festival
May 7
4th/5th Spring Concert
SCHOOL NEWS
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Families In Need
We are asking families in need approaching this holiday season to contact the school.
Situations change from year to year, so if you would be open to giving your name, address, telephone number,
children's names (all in household), ages and sizes, we would pass that information on to the many different
agencies that ask.
Please send your reply to our superintendent, Mr. Marty Payne, on the attached form as soon as possible or by
November 9th at the latest. This information will be handled discreetly. Thank you.
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Name:___________________________________________________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number:________________________________________________________________________
Children's Names
Sizes
Ages
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SCHOOL NEWS
P age 1 0
My name is Justine Phillips and I am the student teacher for first grade in Mrs. Call’s
class this fall. I am a student at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. I grew
up in Germantown Hills and went to Metamora High School. I played softball for Metamora and was on the State Championship team in 2010. I now am the assistant softball coach here at Metamora Grade School. I am getting married this October and hope
to continue a career in teaching.
Hello! My name is Marnin Humphrey and I am the RTI teacher for K-1 this year in
Lindsey Larson’s absence. I grew up in Metamora, and after 18 years of living in
Missouri and New York, I am happy to be back near family and friends. I started
my education at Illinois Central College, and then moved to St. Louis to attend Lindenwood University where I graduated with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Before moving back to Metamora, I taught 4th grade for nine
years in the St. Louis area. I am currently working on my Master’s degree in Literacy with the goal of becoming a Reading Specialist. In 2006 I decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of learning how to fly and earned my private pilot’s license. Along with
flying, I also enjoy going to the movies, shopping for bargains, and reading exciting books. I’m happy to be joining the wonderful staff at MGS this year, and am looking forward to what the 2014-2015
school year may bring!
Hello, my name is Mr. Sams and I am a student teacher this semester in the sixth
grade. I will be working with Mrs. McKenzie in her science classes. So far I have
been learning a lot and been having a great time teaching your children. I am currently enrolled at Eureka College and will be earning my Bachelors of Science degree in
Chemistry/Secondary Education at the end of the Fall semester. While attending Eureka College I played three years of varsity football and started as an offensive guard
all three years. For the past two summers I worked at Easter Seals Camp Wawbeek in
Wisconsin working with people with disabilities. I now reside in East Peoria, Illinois
and hope to begin my teaching career in this same area. I look forward to a great year
with your students and I ensure you that your students will learn as much from me as
I will from them.
Hello! My name is Deanne Trentman. I am a teachers’ aide this year in Mrs. Karch’s
K-2 grade classroom in the morning and I also help with Mrs. Wilson’s 5th Grade
class in the afternoon. Some of you may already know me from last year when I was a
substitute teacher. I live in Metamora with my husband and my two daughters. During my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends, watch movies, and
read books. I also enjoy watching the St. Louis Cardinals win! I am very excited to be
working with the teachers and students at MGS!
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OCTOBER 2014 MGS ACTIVITIES
P age 1 1
Junior High Journal
The Junior High Journal is being published on or around the 15th of the month. The Journal is investigated, written, edited and published by 5th -8th Grade students at Metamora
Grade School. The paper is published electronically through all Junior High Students’
Gaggle accounts and is also available on the school website. Look for it on the MGS
main page and also under the Academic tab. Give it a read!
Art News
Attention Parents—Our school is participating in a creative fundraiser with Art to Remember. Right now, the children are busy creating colorful artwork and soon you will
receive a personalized order form showcasing you child’s artwork. Over 30 different
keepsakes are available. Please keep an eye out for you child’s order packet. Thank you!
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Monday
OCTOBER 2014 MGS BREAKFAST MENU
Tuesday
Wednesday
P age 1 2
Thursday
Friday
1
Cinn. Toast Crunch
Berry Kix
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
2
Breakfast Burrito/salsa
Or WG Cereal
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
3
Rice Chex
Fruity Cheerios
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
6
Frosted Flakes
Rice Chex
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
7
Sausage Egg Muffin
Or Cereal
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
8
Cheerios
Lucky Charms
WG Bread
100% Juice
Milk
9
Donut
Or Cereal
100% Juice
Milk
10
Trix
Coco Roos
WG Bread
100% Juice
Milk
13
Columbus
Day
14
Cream of Wheat
Or Cereal
WG Toast
Blueberries
100% Juice
Milk
15
Rice Chex
Fruity Cheerios
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
16
French Toast/
Powdered sugar
Or cereal
WG Toast
100% Fruit Juice
Milk
17
Cinn. Toast Crunch
Berry Kix
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
20
Cinn. Toast Crunch
Berry Kix
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
21
Cinnamon Roll
Or WG Cereal
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
22
Cheerios
Lucky Charms
WG Bread
100% Juice
Milk
23
Eggs
Sausage
WG Toast
Or Cereal
100% Juice
Milk
24
Trix
Coco Roos
WG Bread
100% Juice
Milk
27
Lucky Charms
Cheerios
WG Bread
100% Juice
Milk
28
Blueberry Muffin
Or Cereal
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
29
Frosted Flakes
Rice Chex
WG Toast
100% Juice
Milk
30
No
School
31
No
School
All Cereal and Breads are at least 51% WG and Fruit Juice is 100% Milk is 1%
Menu is subject to change without notice
News in the cafeteria
Breakfast
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Breakfast is $2.00 per day or $10.00 for 5 days
or $40.00 for the month.
Extra milk is 50¢ Extra juice is 30¢.
When your child's balance reaches -$7.50,
they will be served toast & water for breakfast.
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OCTOBER 2014 MGS LUNCH MENU
P age 1 3
Please note that “B” lunch is available only to 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grades & adults
Condiments include (2 pkt ketchup,2 pkt mustard,1 pkt mayo, BBQ sauce cup, dressing 2 Tbls) Ants on log celery & SF Butter
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
1
2
3
A. Chicken Tender s
B. Cheesy Taco Bake
Romaine Salad
Peaches
Cookie
Milk
Chicken & noodles
Breadstick
Cooked Carrots
Fresh Fruit Salad
Milk
A. Cheesebur ger
B. Cheese Quesadilla
Green Beans
Sweet Apple Salad
Chips
Milk
6
7
8
9
10
13
Columbus
Day
14
15
16
17
20
21
22
23
24
27
28
29
30
31
NO
SCHOOL
NO
SCHOOL
A. Mini Tacos
B. Cr eam Cheese Tur key Wrap
Baked Beans
Applesauce
Milk
A. Tender loin
B. Ham &Cheese
Wrap/Ranch
Carrot Sticks/ranch
Banana/Milk
A.Gr illed Cheese
B. Quesadilla
Veggie soup
Goldfish
Peach Cups
Cookie/Milk
Chicken Nuggets
Breadstick
Cooked Carrots
Peaches
Cookie/Milk
A. Tender loin/bun
B. Philly Steak Sub
Green Bean Casserole
Grapes
Brownie Cookie/Milk
Grilled Cheese
Tomato Soup
Goldfish
Pineapple/
Cookie
Milk
A.BBQ chicken
B. Chicken wr ap
Lettuce/Ch.
Carrots/Ranch
Cinnamon Apples
Milk
Walking Tacos
Lettuce/Cheese
Pineapple
Corn
Milk
A. Hambur ger /bun
B. Tender loin/bun
Peaches
Baked Beans
Gram Cracker/milk
Macaroni & Cheese
Garlic Bread
Romaine Salad/Ranch
Grapes
Milk
Chicken Nuggets
Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
Wheat roll
Pineapple/milk
Potato Soup
Cheesy Breadstick
Romaine Salad
Strawberries
Milk
Spaghetti
Garlic Bread
Romaine Salad/ranch
Pears/milk
Milk
Chicken & noodles
Breadstick
Green Beans
Mandarin
Oranges/milk
Menu is subject to change without notice
Lunch
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News in the cafeteria
Lunch is $2.75 per day or $13.75 for 5 days or $55.00 for
the month.
Children will have a choice of 3 items this year must include a fruit or vegetable.
A/B entrée will be choice for grades 5th-8th.
Your child may purchase a hungry man for $1.00. This is
extra entrée only and will come out of your account.
When your child's balance reaches -$7.50 they will be
served peanut butter & jelly sandwich and water.
A. Bosco Pizza Sticks
B. Hambur ger /bun
Ants on a log
Cinnamon Apples
Milk
A. Cheese Pizza
B. Fr ied Chicken
French Fries
Watermelon
Milk
A. Sausage Pizza
B. Mona’s Lasagna
Romaine Salad/Italian
Apple slices/milk
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COMMUNITY NEWS
P age 1 4
1st Annual
Dog Walk In The Park!
Oc-
tober 25th, 2014
Black Partridge Park- Metamora, IL
10:00am – 12:00pm
Bring the whole family, and don’t forget the Dog (optional)!
A family event where dogs are welcome but not required.
Raffles will be announced after the walk.
Lunch will be available; along with snacks, and drinks for the day.
(No Alcohol will be permitted.)
Register online at: www.peytonspage.org, or
By Mail: 321 W. Michigan St. Metamora, IL 61548 (please make checks payable
to: Peyton’s Promise Nonprofit Organization)
Registration Deadline is Monday Oct 20th, 2014
You will still be able to register the day of the walk!
Registration forms can also be picked up at the following locations: Metamora
IGA, Foxxy Dog Spa & Daycare (located on the square), and Commerce Bank
in Metamora, IL.
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COMMUNITY NEWS
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Metamora Grade School Faculty
K-5 Faculty
Mrs. Jane Boulton (Kindergarten)
Mrs. Tara Ott (Kindergarten)
Mrs. Debbie Springer (Kindergarten)
Ms. Wendy Vogel (Kindergarten)
Mrs. Jennifer Duncan(Kindergarten)
Mrs. Kathy Nolte (First)
Mrs. Jamie Rutherford (First)
Mrs Jenera Call (First)
Ms. Becky Rhodes (First)
Ms. Megan Bernitt (First)
Mrs. Jean Stine Ratliffe (Second)
Mrs. Heather King (Second)
Mrs. Amber Johns (Second)
Mrs. Jane Fehr (Second)
Mrs. Krissy Peterson (Third)
Mrs. Diane Grebner (Third)
Mrs. Megan Domenighini (Third)
Mrs. Jeanine Hess (Third)
Mrs. Kim Phillips (Fourth)
Mrs. Kathy Steele (Fourth)
Mrs. Marsha Brown (Fourth)
Mrs. Teri Biernat (Fourth)
Mrs. Beth Anglin (Fifth)
Mrs. Jana Southerland (Fifth)
Mrs. Amanda Peck (Fifth)
Mrs. Tara Wilson (Fifth)
Special Education
Mrs. Jessica Karch (Sp. Ed)
Mrs. Lacey Hanrahan (Sp. Ed)
Mrs. Cheryl Oplt (Sp. Ed.)
Mrs. Sandra Freitag (Junior High Sp. Ed.)
Administration
Mr. Martin Payne (Superintendent)
Mrs. Cathy Costello (K-8 Principal)
Mr. Tim Damery (Dean of Students)
Ms. Wendy Vogel (Athletic Director
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Metamora, IL 61548
A National Blue
Ribbon School of
Excellence!
KA
KB
KC
KD
KE
1A
1B
1C
1D
1E
2A
2B
2C
2D
3A
3B
3C
3D
4A
4B
4C
4D
5A
5B
5C
5D
K-2
3&4
5&6
7&8
Junior High Faculty
Mrs. Laura Anglin
Mr. Thomas Koonce
Mrs. Molly Gualandri
Mrs. Cathy Hawley
Mrs. Galyn Cansino
Ms. Liz Charlton
Mrs. Melanie Koppenhoefer
Mrs. Paulette Stalter
Mrs. Megan Huss
Mrs. Julie LeMasters
Mrs. Danielle Buerkett
Mr. Mark Dotterer
Mrs. Amy Ernenputsch
Mrs. Elizabeth Vancil
Ms. Brittany Uhlman (Physical Education)
Mr. Chris Dalberg (Physical Education)
Mr. Tom Benjamin (Health)
Mrs. Megan Huss (Computers)
Mrs. Heather Brown (Speech)
Mrs. Marcy Short (Speech)
Mrs. Ann Marie Markle (Vocal Music/Chorus)
Ms. Dawn Trotter (Instrumental Music)
Mrs. Erin Foster (Art)
Mrs. Geni Jacobs (Librarian)
Mr. Paul Weber (Technology Coordinator)
Ms. Lindsey Larson (Reading Specialist)
Mrs Connie Barber (RTI)
Mrs. Melanie Wallace (RTI)
Mrs. Paulette Stalter (Jr.High Reading Specialist)
Office Staff
Mrs. Jan Holman (Bookkeeper)
Mrs. Hollie Richards (Secretary)
Mrs. Val Huser (Secretary)
Mrs. Elisha Bachman (Secretary)
Web Address: mgs.metamora.k12.il.us